Hikvision says HD-TVI encoders are in development but they do not have a finalized release date.
There are obviously other HD-TVI manufacturers including some who do not OEM Hikvision, so maybe someone else will release an HD-TVI encoder first, but that covers the biggest supplier.
HD-CVI Dahua encoders are shipping, we have one and it is in queue to be tested.
It seems that everybody forgets that a DVR also plays as a multiple entry IP video encoder with an advantage: It records locally 24/7 no matter if network is OK or not.
So, if you want to connect a HD-TVI camera to a VMS, my suggestion is: Use a small 4 channels HD-TVI DVR close to the camera. Nowadays, most of VMS are accepting DVRs too.
For more information, please read the article http://cctvinstitute.com.br/ipcameras.html at my website.
What is a proper VMS? I guess the suitable VMS depends on all the equipment, which has not been specified.
I just noticed this when scanning for similar information:
It might be what you are looking for.
Norris, Inc., S. Portland, ME | 10/01/15 08:43am
I have not seen any comments in this for awhile. Been patiently awaiting a 4-8-16 encoder solution. Why you may ask:
- Legacy 16-32+ analog camera systems (runs 100-800') that were converted over to IP system (Exacq) via 240Q/M7014 encoders. Analog cameras are failing or need to be replaced. IP upgrades and adds over years may have doubled or tripled this system. Hikvision analog camera are really HD-TVI with a switch. At any time, if the encoding system is changed, you just flick the switch and.....HD720/1080. Removing and replacing the coax/power is expensive and may require network requirements (within 300'). We pay about $70 for the analog/hd-tvi fixed lens cameras.
- Encoding solution currently (240Q or M series) supports 4 cameras for one license. An encoder that does the same? If not would need more licenses. We have tested and tried the DS-7 series HD-TVI NVR with RTSP streaming, and this does work, but the Hikvision motion detection algorithm is excellant (all cameras) and would want direct control of the camera settings/resolution/frame rate from the VMS platform.
- I have told existing customers with large analog camera systems (plus IP additions) to hold tight at this point. We are replacing the analog cameras with HD-TVI in wait for the opportunity to flick the switch for HD video. This may eliminate the need to recable and add more network equipment (we paid for the 24VAC power and coax years ago). I suspect that this will have the coax-ethernet vendors a little nervous.
- Cost for a DS-7204 is about $75. Add another $270 for the exacq licenses, and I suppose that about $350 to switch four cameras, vendor cost, to HD-TVI capable is not bad. $250 for the 16 channel plus about $1100 for the 12 licenses ($1350 cost for 16 cameras).
- The real deal breaker would be if Exacq/VMSVendors/Hikvision would develop a plugin direct integration with these units. Coax/siamese may be here to stay.
Bumping this up, has anyone found a good encoder yet? I've put a call into Geovision to see if this encoder is ONVIF compatible.
IPVMU Certified | 11/18/17 04:14pm
Dragging this up from the dead.
I noticed Digital Watchdog has a 16 channel HD-TVI/CVI Encoder in the 500.00 range.
I'm going to order on and see if I can make it work with Avigilon.